Today, during Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun’s annual speech, the company has launched Watch S1 Pro alongside Mix Fold 2 and Buds 4 Pro. The watch offers everything that the basic model has, but with several additional features.
This is a revamped version of Watch S1 launched back in 2021. In our review earlier this year, we found the device is a solid performer. It is a great choice if you are looking for a fitness and health timepiece.
Watch S1 can be considered to be a more attractive replacement for a Fitbit or Amazfit. But purely on the smartwatch front, Apple and Samsung still have the edge. Xiaomi, though, is closing the gap.
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The device offers a decent set of fitness and health tracking smarts at a price that is competitive. This is coupled with excellent battery life and a premium, elegant, minimalistic design. The high-res AMOLED touchscreen and sapphire glass help to make this a really gorgeous looking timepiece.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro – what’s new?
The new Pro variant offers some subtile design changes. For example, the dual button configuration of Watch S1 has been replaced with a digital crown and discreet button just below it. This is probably the main visual change and contributes to an even more premium feel.
The bezels have shrunk a bit, as has the thickness as compared to the original model. This has allowed the screen diagonal to increase from 1.43 to 1.47 inches over the vanilla model. The 46mm circular dial is housed inside a stainless steel body.
The watch supports all standard features of the flagship models, including heart rate tracking, blood oxygen levels and built-in sattelite connectivity. Xiaomi says that the battery will last for a full two weeks with normal use, so 2-3 days more than the non-Pro model.
Everything is powered by a 12nm processor. The smartwatch offers support for third-party applications and runs on MIUI. Other features worth a mention include NFC and 5 ATM water-resistance.
The watch will be available in three color options. The strap is beige or black leather but this is replaceable so you can swap it with more sweat and dirt resistant fluorine rubber options.
At the outset the smartwatch will only be available in the Chinese market. We are not sure if will make it across the local border but will update this article when we hear more. In China Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro will sell for 1,599 yuan ($240).
It is available in three color options. The strap comes in a choice between beige or black leather. But this is replaceable so you can swap it with more sweat and dirt resistant fluorine rubber options.
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